The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Nevada High School. Alana received her Bachelor of Science in 2006, from Central Missouri State University, majoring in tourism. Alana is self-employed as a corporate event coordinator.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Providence High School in Clarksville, Ind.
Jim received his Bachelor of Science from Purdue University in 2005, majoring in industrial engineering. Jim is employed by Boeing in St. Louis, on special job assignment in San Antonio, Texas, until the end of the year.
The couple plans to be married in May 2011, at Samuel United Church of Christ, in Clayton, Mo.